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Box Office Breakdown: Valentine’s Day Has Rosy Four-Day Weekend

Valentine's Day

Despite receiving less than enthusiastic reviews, Valentine’s Day remained the point of attraction for many romance-minded ticket buyers this weekend. Garry Marshall’s romantic comedy wooed audiences over the holiday period while simultaneously breaking records in the process.

Warner Bros.’ ensemble cast combined their efforts to pull in $63.1 million over the past four days ($56.2 million for just the first three). The feature became the highest-grossing film during any President’s or Valentine’s Day frame while also topping the studio’s list of four-day debuts.

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In Theaters This Weekend (2/12)

Percy Jackson

Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

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Emily Blunt on Why She Almost Quit Acting

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Emily Blunt used to think acting was a ridiculous career choice.

The Young Victoria star recently revealed that she used to think about quitting acting to do something more substantive. “A movie can change your life. I used to be very British about it all, ‘This is a lot of silliness. I should be doing something worthwhile,’” Emily said.

However, the 26-year-old beauty’s opinion was altered dramatically when a distraught fan told her how much better she had felt in herself after watching her critically-acclaimed comedy film.

“Then this woman came up to me and said, ‘I have to tell you, I had the worst day. My husband divorced me, my kid got expelled from school. Then I watched The Devil Wears Prada and I laughed my a*s off!’ And I thought how marvelous it was that a simple comedy could have that effect on someone,” Blunt recalled.

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In Theaters This Weekend (12/18)

Did You Hear About the Morgans?

Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • Avatar (PG-13): starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver (directed by James Cameron)
  • Did You Hear About the Morgans? (PG-13): starring Hugh Grant, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sam Elliot (directed by Marc Lawrence)
  • Crazy Heart* (R): starring Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Colin Farrell (directed by Scott Cooper)
  • Nine* (PG-13): starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard (directed by Rob Marshall)

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2010 Golden Globe Nominations (Film)

Up in the Air

The 2009-10 awards season kicked into high gear this morning with the official announcement of the nominations. The event - which will be hosted by funnyman Ricky Gervais - will take place just over two weeks before the Academy Award contenders are revealed.

Here are some of the noteworthy mentions from this year’s list of film nominees:

  • leads all film nominations with six. The musical Nine follows with five while Avatar and Inglourious Basterds tied with four.
  • As expected, Meryl Streep has received another two mentions—unfortunately, they are both in the Comedy category (Julie & Julia, It’s Complicated). On the surprising end, Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side, The Proposal) and Matt Damon (Invictus, The Informant) both have two nominations as well—thankfully, in different categories.
  • Talk about drama! An ex-husband and wife will be competing against each other in the Best Director race. (Avatar‘s James Cameron and The Hurt Locker‘s Kathryn Bigelow.)
  • Despite backing from both Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey, is not a contender for Best Film. Mo’Nique and Gabourey Sidibe were both recognized for their excellent acting though.

The 67th Golden Globe Awards airs Jan. 17 on NBC.

(You can find the full list of film nominees after the jump. Click here for the TV nominations.)

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Getting Into Character: Emily Blunt as Queen Victoria

Emily Blunt as a teenage Queen Victoria

From bowing down to the royal editor Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada, newly engaged Emily Blunt will now reign over England as a young Queen Victoria in the upcoming film, The Young Victoria.

The period biopic will focus on Victoria’s first ruling years, as well as her torrid relationship with Prince Albert, portrayed by Rupert Friend. Paul Bettany and Miranda Richardson also star.

Directed by newcomer Jean-Marc Vallée, the film is scheduled for limited release in the states on December 18th.

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: August 25, 2009

DescriptionHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • Adventureland: DVD, Blu-ray
  • American Son: DVD
  • Children of the Corn: Blu-ray
  • Duplicity: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Fighting: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Goodbye Solo: DVD
  • The Informers: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Last Days of Disco: DVD
  • Rudo y Cursi: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Sunshine Cleaning: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Trouble the Water: DVD

Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.

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First Look: Benicio Del Toro in The Wolfman trailer

Hey Jacob Black - check out this wolf!

In The Wolfman, plays the unfortunate guy at the center of the monsterous drama. This remake of a 1941 film tells the story of Lawrence Talbot (Del Toro), a man who returns home after the mysterious death of his brother. Anthony Hopkins - who looks nothing like Benicio - plays his estranged father while Emily Blunt stars Gwen Conliffe, the love interest.

The Joe Johnston-directed film will leap into theaters on February 12, 2010.

Scarlett Johansson Talks ‘Iron Man 2’

Scarlett Johansson as Black WidowNewlywed Scarlett Johansson seems to have her eyes on comic book roles as of late. First was last year’s The Spirit; next up is the highly-anticipated sequel to Jon Favreau’s Iron Man as Natasha Romanoff, a.k.a. Black Widow.

Despite her scoring several Golden Globe nominations, Johansson wasn’t offered the role—Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada) was in line to portray the Russian spy. After Blunt dropped out due to scheduling conflicts, Johansson was quick to take action:

“I actually met with [director] Jon Favreau and [Marvel Studios executive] Kevin Feige a year before pre-production started. We just talked about some of the super heroines in the Marvel Universe and one of them was Black Widow. I think they were kind of toying with the idea of putting the character into the film and how they would work it in and all that. When I met Jon the second time I had red hair and a part of that, I think, was me wanting to experiment with my hair color and the other part of that was me kind of hoping that Jon would like the fact that I was experimenting.”

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: July 21, 2009

Coraline DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • 300: The Complete Experience: Blu-ray
  • Coraline: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Echelon Conspiracy: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Great Buck Howard: DVD, Blu-ray
  • I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry: Blu-ray
  • Made in U.S.A.: DVD
  • Midnight Express: Blu-ray
  • Sherman’s Way: DVD
  • Visioneers: DVD
  • Watchmen: DVD, Blu-ray

Click here to see the TV-on-DVD options for this week.

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